Keisha Lindsay, “In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools” (U Illinois Press, 2018)
According to most experts, boys have more trouble in schools than girls. Further, African-American boys have even more trouble than, say, white boys. What to do? According to some, one possible solution to the latter problem is all-Black male schools, or “ABMSs.” In her new book In a Classroom of Their... Read More
Julie L. Rose, “Free Time” (Princeton UP, 2018)
Though early American labor organizers agitated for the eight-hour workday on the grounds that they were entitled to “eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, and eight hours for what we will,” free time as a political good has received little attention from politicians and political philosophers. In her... Read More
Michelle Fine, “Just Research in Contentious Times: Widening the Methodological Imagination” (Teachers College, 2018)
What can a researcher do to promote social justice? A conventional image of a researcher describes her staying in the ivory tower for most of the time, producing papers filled with academic jargons periodically, and occasionally providing consultations for policymakers. In Just Research in Contentious Times: Widening the Methodological Imagination... Read More
Chris Horrocks, “The Joy of Sets: A Short History of the Television” (Reaktion Press, 2017)
Television started as a dream of nineteenth-century science fiction. It took its place in the twentieth-century home, and became a fixture of family life and a transformative cultural force. Today, televisions are both less visible and more present than ever, thanks to screens on our walls and in our pockets.... Read More
Raymond Boyle, “The Talent Industry: Television, Cultural Intermediaries and New Digital Pathways” (Palgrave, 2018)
What are the hidden structures of the television industry? In The Talent Industry: Television, Cultural Intermediaries and New Digital Pathways (Palgrave, 2018), Raymond Boyle, a professor of communications at the University of Glasgow‘s Centre for Cultural Policy Research, explores this question by focusing on the idea of talent. The book offers... Read More
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